Once again, compliments of JDRF, here’s the Holiday Edition of The Hidden Carbs Quiz! Type 1 diabetes isn’t a reason to go cold turkey on all of your favorite foods. Test your carbohydrate comprehension and prepare for all the food you’ll gobble up this holiday season.
Expert Advice: How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with Diabetes was presented by Suvarna Sheth on dLife.com, 22 October 2018.
Thanksgiving is not as hard as some holidays as the eating frenzy tends to only last only one day. The problem is the overindulgence that can last from morning until night!
Exercise is like “invisible insulin,” it helps sugar get out of your blood and into your cell. So start off Thanksgiving day with a long walk or bike ride to prepare you for the day. You can also take a walk after dinner to help balance your blood sugars before diving into that dessert.
The key to your diet is having a plan. Read more: How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with Diabetes
And more on CARBS …
It has been a fundamental tenet of nutrition: When it comes to weight loss, all calories are created equal. Regardless of what you eat, the key is to track your calories and burn more than you consume.
But a large new study published on Wednesday in the journal BMJ challenges the conventional wisdom. It found that overweight adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms. After five months on the diet, their bodies burned roughly 250 calories more per day than people who ate a high-carb, low-fat diet, suggesting that restricting carb intake could help people maintain their weight loss more easily.